Top 5 Things to do with your Library this August

From preschool to professional, Plano Public Library (PPL) has something for everyone. Not interested in reading? No biggie – PPL is #morethanbooks! Check out some of their upcoming events – in-person and virtual – for all your educating and entertaining needs:

1. Get your kids thinking about money
(all ages)

Plano Public Library is hosting a traveling exhibit focused on money smart skills: Thinking Money for Kids. Thinking Money for Kids was developed by the American Library Association Public Programs Office in collaboration with the FINRA Investor Education Foundation, whose support made this exhibition possible.

Through a bustling community market-themed storyline, digital interactive content and other fun, hands-on activities, the exhibition explores topics like earning money, saving and spending, and making responsible financial decisions. Plano Public Library is the only exhibit site in Texas. The exhibit is open from July 13 – August 24 at Haggard Library.


2. Boost your job-seeking skills with professionals
(teens and adults)

From finding the right opportunity to crafting your resume, job searching can be complicated. Learn how to break down the steps of your job search and find tools to get started with Plano Public Library. 

Virtual Sessions
Tuesdays – 3 p.m.

In-Person Workshops

Resume Review: Bring your current resume for review by an HR professional or recruiter, and receive feedback that can help you meet your goals. Presented in partnership with Capital One, The Container Store, Collin College, the City of Plano and others. Appointment sign-up begins on site 30 minutes in advance
Haggard Library, Friday, August 12 from 1-3 p.m.

Targeted Job Search: Discover strategies for narrowing your search and finding job postings that match your skills. Library staff offer assistance exploring targeted job search options using library computers. Appointment sign-up begins on site 30 minutes in advance
Haggard Library, Friday, August  19 from 1-3 p.m.   

Mock Interviews: Prepare to present your experience and skills through a mock interview with an HR professional or recruiter, and gain confidence for your opportunities with practice and feedback. Presented in partnership with Capital One, The Container Store, the City of Plano, Foster Williams: “The Job Father”, and others. Appointment sign-up begins on site 30 minutes in advance
Haggard Library, Friday, August  26 from 1-3 p.m.

3. Start a small business
(adults, registration required)

Starting and growing a small business takes a lot of effort. Learn why and how to write a formal business plan that puts you on the path to success at Business Plan 101 on Saturday, August 27 at 10:30 a.m. Dallas SCORE mentors will teach this class in-person at Haggard Library, and you can join virtually by registering here.


4. Make art within a budget
(all ages, ticketed)

What can you create with $5.00? With play money received at the store entrance, purchase paper, markers, glue and scissors, and specialty supplies to make your work of art spectacular. Spend however you like, but budget wisely at Art Shop on Wednesday, August 24 at 6 p.m. at Haggard Library. 

5. Team up with like-minded business people, start-ups and aspiring entrepreneurs

Team Up for Entrepreneurial Success (TUES) is a monthly meeting at Haggard Library, which offers opportunities for networking, problem-solving, access to resources and coaching with SCORE Mentors, subject matter experts and Plano Library staff. On Tuesday, August 30 at 6:30 p.m, Andrella Thomas from Capital One is teaching attendees how to design an elevator pitch to get a positive response.

If you do not already have a Plano Public Library card, be sure to register online here. All Plano Public Library locations are open to use computers, browse the collection, and attend in-person programs. Porch side pickup for holds is available, and you can always access eLibrary content online.

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